SMU Alumnus Remembered as the “Godfather of Animal Law”

One year after his passing,  Robert Lynn “Skip” Trimble (Beta Lambda–Southern Methodist ’58) was recently remembered in an article by the Oak Cliff Advocate.

After graduating from Southern Methodist University School of Law, Skip moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice. After a few years, he returned to Dallas and founded his private practice, working with firms and corporations, and co-founded Catlyn Capital in 1991.

Dubbed the “Godfather of Animal Law,” Skip was instrumental in the passing of the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act and the force behind many of the animal-friendly legislative initiatives that have been passed in Texas in the past 15 years. His long list of achievements includes helping to found the Texas Humane Legislation Network, a lobbying group that worked in the Texas legislature to improve the welfare of animals.

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